How to Sync iPhone and iPad with Windows 10

You can sync your iPhone or iPad with Windows 10 PC to ensure that you have the same files on both devices so you can seamlessly switch between them. Moreover, you can add files or media such as music, photos, or videos to either device and conveniently sync between the two. There are three ways to sync your mobile device with the computer. Let’s take a look!

How to Sync iPhone with Windows 10 using Lightning Cable

Make sure you have updated iTunes installed on your PC.

  1. Open iTunes on your computer by accessing it from the Start menu or Desktop.
  2. Use a lightning cable to connect your device to your computer.
  3. In iTunes, click on the device button near the top-left of the window. It resembles a small iPhone.Click on iDevice in iTunes on Windows PC
  4. In the left-side menu, you can choose what types of content you want to sync. For instance, you can select Music and tick the checkbox next to Sync Music.Sync iPhone Music Using Lightning Cable
  5. If you don’t want to sync your music, leave the checkbox unticked.
  6. At the bottom of the window, click Apply.Sync iPhone Music to iTunes in Windows 10 PC
  7. Finally, click Sync.

Similarly, you can repeat the process for Movies, TV Shows, and Photos from the left-side menu.

How to Sync iPhone or iPad with iTunes over WiFi on Windows 10

Although wired syncing is faster, Wi-Fi sync offers more convenience and happens automatically when your iPhone/iPad and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Open iTunes on your computer.
  2. Use a lightning cable to connect your device to your computer.
  3. In iTunes, click on the device button near the top-left of the window. It resembles a small iPhone.Click on iDevice in iTunes on Windows PC
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  5. Click the checkbox next to Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi.Click Sync This iPhone Over Wi-Fi in iTunes on Windows PC
  6. In the left-side menu, you can choose what types of content you want to sync. For instance, you can select Music and tick the checkbox next to Sync Music.Click on Music Tab in iTunes on WindowsCheck Sync Music in iTunes on Windows PC
  7. If you don’t want to sync your music, leave the checkbox unticked.
  8. At the bottom of the window, click Apply.Sync iPhone Music to iTunes in Windows 10 PC
  9. Finally, click Sync.

How to Sync iPhone or iPad with iCloud

iCloud is a highly secure cloud-based service that you can use to backup and sync your iPhone and iPad with your computer– even without iTunes. However, by default, Apple only gives 5GB of free iCloud storage. You will have to pay for more if you like. Here’s how to sync your data with iCloud:

  1. Open a web browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox on your computer.
  2. Now, head over to this link and click on Get to download and install iCloud for Windows.Visit Website and Click on Get
  3. You will have to sign in with your Microsoft account and follow the instructions on-screen. Once the file has been downloaded, open it.Sign in with your Microsoft account
  4. Click on RunI accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Click InstallFinish.
  6. Now, your PC will reboot. When it restarts, iCloud will appear on the screen.
  7. Next, enter your Apple ID and password to sign in. You will need to enter a verification code as well.Use Apple ID and password to Sign in iCloud in Windows PC
  8. Now, check the boxes next to iCloud Drive, Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, and Bookmarks.
  9. Click on Apply to confirm. Sync iPhone or iPad with iCloud on Windows 10

That’s all!

Summing Up

Those were three simple methods to sync your device with a computer. Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.